Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
to disagree on how the government might help add jobs. the president seemed to call on more government initiatives while romney seeks less. the debate started about an hour ago and has 30 minutes less. we will have more in a live report from denver for you in just 12 minutes. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the oakland a's story. this afternoon the plot got even more improbable. on the final game of the regular season in front of a packed coliseum crowd, the a's quenched the american league west after never having once led the division all year. there was quite a celebration this afternoon. fred. >> absolutely, gasia. the second showering this week as a matter of fact. you know, june 30th, the oakland a's trailed texas by 13 games in the standing and since then they went on a 57 to 26 tear. this is the best record in major league baseball since june 30th and their mo is usually come back victories just like today. they trailed texas 5 to 1 in the fourth inning when the a's put ten batters up to the plate. they scored six runs on four hits, two walks, and one big error for texas.
Oct 5, 2012 1:30pm PDT
know what, typical you, you expect the whole government to pay for a whole street. >> people going crazy on twitter and facebook. they were like $17,000 posts every minute just about big bird and the fact big bird might get fired from pbs because of mitt romney. >> what about the economy? what about all the other things they are supposed to be talking about? >> they don't care about that on twitter. they don't even know what that word is. they think big bird is hosting the next debate. >> he probably couldn't do much worse than jim lehrer. >> the next question is for governor romney. >> all i want to do very quickly before we leave the economy. >> let's get back to medicare. the president said government can provide the service at lower cost. >> he had no idea what was going on. >> i think he did, scott, it's just that the candidates ignored him. it didn't matter what he said or when he said it, they just ignored him. >> jim, hush up. we'll handle this ourself. >> i just had a bag of frozen peas, sit a bag of frozen peas on a chair and let it host. >> our boy chris brown, the other
Oct 1, 2012 11:30pm PDT
a government investigation into charges american express illegally charged late fees, discriminated against some clients and lied about rewards. the company also agreed to pay almost $28 million in fines to regulators including the consumer financial protection bureau. >>> fed chairman ben bernanke today defended policies used to stimulate the economy. he listed other thing that is can be done. >> such as putting the federal budget on a sustainable path. reforming the tax code, improving our educational system supporting technological invasion. and expanding international trade. >> reporter: bernanke also rejected criticism that the federal reserve is laying the ground work for inflation and letting the government run up huge budget deficits. >>> get ktvu news to go now. download the ktvu app, click on the live icon and you can watch all of our newscasts live right there on your mobile device. >>> a bay area man who started an innovative anti poverty program says he is deeply honored to learn he is the winner of a mcarthur genius award. maurice lim miller started the family independence ini
Oct 3, 2012 11:30pm PDT
to the view he had when he ran four years ago. that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more. >> are we going to double down on the policies that got us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism. >> reporter: romney often looked directly at the president who instead addressed most of his responses to the audience, or the moderator. the debate remained sizzled, mitt romney went after the president for green energy, and high profile companies in the bay area. >> you put $90 billion, like 50 years worth of breaks, into solar and wind. i have a friend who say you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers. >> reporter: the president said his plan doesn't add up. >> i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> reporter: tonight's debate might also be remembered for what the president did not bring up, his successes, such as the turn around of the auto industry, and the romney gaffes what romney said 47% see themselves as victims. >> live outside the debate convenient new in denver, wh
Oct 4, 2012 11:30pm PDT
on the government. he now says they were completely wrong. >> they were great great friends. >> new details about an argument between bay area friends that ended >>> play often fever is gripping both sides of the bay. ktvu's amber lee live in san francisco with how businesses are trying to recapture the magic they last saw during the giant's world series win. >> reporter: gasia, it's october orange. a tribute to the giant's success. landmarks such as coit tower are aglow and has businesses seeing green. the w hotel south of market has sold out this weekend at $400 to $500 a room per night. the giants playing the first play off game at home this weekend is the reason for all the hype. >> it's the local residents coming in, not so much the out of towners. they come in and make a whole package deal out of it. >> reporter: across the city in alameda, it's the a's that are bringing out the fans. the team is busiest when the team plays in the road. >> it's fun. everybody is happy, smiling, cheering, slapping hands. it's more of a team atmosphere. it's really fun. >> reporter: about a block away, mcgee'
Oct 7, 2012 11:30pm PDT
. ♪ >>> this week the house economy is expected to hear from libya. the house oversite and government committee is holding wednesday's hearing on the october 11th benghazi attack. now the hearing is bound to be politically charged as republicans have accused the obama administration of failing to respond to greater security at the benghazi office. >>> with 90% of the votes counted, chavez receives 54% to 45% for his opponent enrique capriles. capriles was expected to be the president's greatest challenger. >>> in iraq, the government executes 11 men. the number of executions are being called terrifying. international advocates have raised concerns about the fairness of trials, the transparency of court proceedings and the rumor of forced confessions. >>> natural steel pipes are being buried in the ocean bed. if a large earthquake were to hit, they could be raised to 121 feet above the water to diffuse the energy of a tsunami. >>> the man accused of killing trayvon martin plans to file a defamation of character lawsuit against nbc. >> george called and reported a black person. somebody asked him
Oct 5, 2012 11:30pm PDT
government electronic program that employers can use to confirm employment eligibility. uses data from the homeland security as well as social security administration records. >> the presidential election is still more than a month away but early voting in california is set to begin next month. folks who want to get their votes in now can head to county election offices in just a couple days. monday is actually columbus daye closed. ballots for people who will be voting by mail will be sent out tuesday when the post office reopens from the holiday. so how will you vote? you can take our election quiz to help you decide like ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and find our presidential election quiz right under the cover photo. >> the search for two man accused of scamming an elderly woman out of her lifesavings. >>> and new information of a principal not reporting abuse allegations. >> it's a big weekend coming up lots going on in san francisco. the complete forecast. look at the five day as well. a chance of items on packages. benefit march of dimes and their efforts to promote healthy ba
Oct 6, 2012 11:30pm PDT
to ensure a brighter future is cut government spending. behind the scenes campaign workers worked towards the goal of contacting 2 million voters by phone in florida as well as other swing states. >> a republican congressman from georgia is making national headlines today. after comments he made about his religious beliefs were posted on a church website. >> evolution big bang theory, all of that is lies, straight from hell. >> representative paul broun made those comments at a baptist church in georgia. the church has since removed the video, but the bridge project, the political watchdog group reposted the video. broun is a medical doctor and said cites on the house committee of space and technology. he is running for re-election, unopposeed. >>> volunteers from the yes on proposition 30 campaign gathered this morning in front of mcclymonds high school. the measure is backed by governor brown and would raise the sales tax and race income tax on high earners to raise money for schools and colleges. >> it's about the children. it's about the community. it's about time. it's about us h